07 January 2008

2. The Story of Forgetting

Block provides readers with an engaging story of two people searching for answers surrounding the genetically transmitted disease of early onset Alzheimer's disease. A young man is seeking answers from relatives he does not know exist to help his mother. An elderly man remembers too much and seeks his daughter. The two families find what they are seeking and the transformations which occur are sadly sweet. For a first novel, Block has done a wonderful job of providing the technical backdrop to the disease while engaging the reader with the characters. I read this book in only two days and recommend it for anyone who has questions about the disease or just wants an interesting read.

TITLE: The Story of Forgetting: A Novel
AUTHOR: Stefan Merrill Block
PAGES: 310
TYPE: Fiction
RECOMMEND: Yes, a beatiful mix of science and story

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